13 Dec 2017

Thank you to our blood donors!

Your blood donation has been a gift without
which our research at ACBD could not progress.
To our valued blood donors,

Time flies when you’re having fun!  As 2017 rushes toward its end, we wanted to take some time out to thank you, our invaluable blood donors, for your ongoing support of our important research into blood-based diseases. We had some serious research highlights into managing blood clotting, see below.

8 Dec 2017

Video of the week: T Clark Gamblin "The forgotten male cancers"

The Department of Surgery hosted a public lecture last month (Thursday 2 November 2017), given by Professor T. Clark Gamblin, Chief of Surgical Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. The informative lecture looked at the progression and treatment of “The forgotten male cancers”.

Professor Gamblin, an internationally renowned surgeon specialising in cancers of the liver and pancreas, is a Fulbright Scholar who is visiting Australia on the Fulbright Specialist Program.

Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fQeneqngGM&t=3s
Photo gallery: https://photos.app.goo.gl/344h2WcSywOEL0eA2
Event: www.monash.edu/medicine/ccs/headlines/events-calendar/2017-surgery-public-lecture

What's on at CCS 11-15 Dec 2017

Alice Ying is presenting
on Tues 12 Dec
Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.
CCS staff and students can see details of both public and local events (including professional development courses, trade fairs and Graduate Research Student calendars) and deadlines, at the CCS intranet's Announcements page.

See CCS seminar index:  www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/seminars.html

Note, most local seminar series and grand rounds are winding down for the year, with University closedown dates being 21 December 2017 - 1 January 2018 inclusive.

What's on at CCS 11-15 Dec 2017

Recent CCS Publications: 1-8 December 2017

Dr Geraldine Ooi is co-author on a
paper on calibrating risk factors
 for  NAFLD in the obese
. Geraldine
also won the 2017 D.S. Rosengarten
Surgical Research Prize - see more
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the following departments. Note, browse down this entry for complete publications list. Linked headings for each section are to the departments' home pages.
  • Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRMed)
  • Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD) 
  • Centre for Obesity Research and Education
  • Gastroenterology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc)
  • Medicine
  • Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC)
  • National Trauma Research Institute
  • Neuroscience
  • Surgery 

7 Dec 2017

AMREP EMCR news now out, Issue 26, Dec 2017

The EMCR Committee is pleased to launch the 26th Edition of the AMREP EMCR newsletter.
Have a safe and lovely Christmas and New Year break. News link

Kind regards,

EMCRTimes Editor,
Eric Chow

AMREP Early-Mid Career Researcher Committee
Email: ecr.amrep@monash.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmrepEcrs
Web: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/ecr

Monash researcher leads drive to better manage global research ‘deluge’

A/Prof Julian Elliott speaking at the Commonwealth
Health Minister's award function in June 2017
by Anne Crawford

For some 30 years, international literature about medical and scientific research topics worldwide has been critically reviewed, summarised and distilled for all to use in what are called ‘systematic reviews’. But with an exponential growth in research, about 7% of these reviews are out-of-date on the day they’re published as the field has moved on, while 25% are out-of-date within two years.

Head of Clinical Research in the Department of Infectious Diseases, Associate Professor Julian Elliott, is behind a push for a better model to make sense of this “data deluge”. He and his team are trialing what he has termed ‘living systematic reviews’ (LSR), enlisting methods including online platforms, artificial intelligence and ‘citizen science’ to improve efficiency in the production of the reviews.

6 Dec 2017

Congratulations to CCS 2017 NHMRC grant recipients!

Congratulations to all of our National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grant recipients in Central Clinical School (CCS)! In addition to the CCS based recipients listed below, we would also like to congratulate Dr Nadine Andrew who is in the process of transferring her grants to CCS from the School of Clinical Sciences. Nadine is based at Peninsula Health with Velandai Srikanth’s group. We also farewell Professor Magdalena Plebanski, who is taking on a senior role at RMIT of Enabling Capability Platform Director, Health and Biomedical Sciences.
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